The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. To support security, innovation, growth, and the free flow of information, the Task Force recommends that the United States and its partners work to build a cyber alliance, make the free flow of information a part of all future trade agreements, and articulate an inclusive and robust vision of Internet governance. Download the Report>>
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In the Los Angeles Times, CFR's national security expert Max Boot argues that NSA intercepts are a vital tool in the global war on terror. According to Boot, "surely more attacks would have succeeded absent the ramped-up counter-terrorism efforts undertaken by the U.S. intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement."